Moments in America for Black Children
- Every 4 seconds a public school student is suspended.*
- Every 27 seconds a high school student drops out.*
- Every 57 seconds a public school student is corporally punished.*
- Every minute a child is arrested.
- Every minute a baby is born to an unmarried mother.
- Every 2 minutes a baby is born into poverty.
- Every 3 and a half minutes a child is abused or neglected.
- Every 4 minutes a baby is born without health insurance.
- Every 4 and a half minutes a baby is born to a teen mother.
- Every 6 minutes a baby is born at low birthweight.
- Every 15 minutes a child is arrested for a drug offense.
- Every 15 minutes a child is arrested for a violent offense.
- Every 59 minutes a baby dies before his or her first birthday.
- Every 4 and a half hours a child or teen dies in an accident.
- Every 6 hours a child or teen is killed by a firearm.
- Every 22 and a half hours a child dies of abuse or neglect.
- Every 2 days a mother dies from complications of pregnancy or childbirth.
- Every 2 days a child or teen commits suicide.
* 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.