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Moments in America for Asian and Pacific Islander Children

January 2014

  • Every 2 minutes a public school student is suspended.*
  • Every 5 minutes a high school student drops out.*
  • Every 11 minutes a baby is born to an unmarried mother.
  • Every 22 minutes a baby is born into poverty.
  • Every 23 minutes a baby is born at low birthweight.
  • Every 26 minutes a child is arrested.
  • Every 29 minutes a baby is born without health coverage.
  • Every 38 minutes a baby is born into extreme poverty.
  • Every 77 minutes a child is abused or neglected.
  • Every 1-and-a-half hours a baby is born to a teen mother.
  • Every 4-and-a-half hours a child is arrested for a drug offense.
  • Every 5 hours a public school student is corporally punished.*
  • Every 10 hours a baby dies before his or her first birthday.
  • Every 12 hours a child is arrested for a violent offense.
  • Every 2 days a child dies in an accident.
  • Every 7 days a child or teen commits suicide.
  • Every 14 days a child or teen is killed by guns.
  • Every 24 days a child is killed by abuse or neglect.

*Based on 180 school days a year. See Endnotes in The State of America's Children 2014 for citations.

Learn more stats about the state of children in America on our Each Day in America page.