Moments in America for American Indian and Alaska Native Children
- Every minute a child is abused or neglected.
- Every one and a half minutes a public school student is suspended.*
- Every 7 minutes a high school student drops out.*
- Every 14 and a half minutes a public school student is corporally punished.*
- Every 16 minutes a baby is born to an unmarried mother.
- Every 28 minutes a child is arrested.
- Every 49 minutes a baby is born into poverty.
- Every 59 minutes a baby is born to a teen mother.
- Every 7 hours a child is arrested for a drug offense.
- Every 16 and a half hours a child is arrested for a violent offense.
- Every one and a half days a child dies in an accident.
- Every 6 and a half days a child or teen commits suicide.
- Every 9 days a child or teen is killed by a firearm.
* Based on calculations per school day (180 days of seven hours each)
Learn more stats about the state of children in America on our Each Day in America page.