Moments in America for White Children
- Every 3 and a half seconds a public school student is suspended.*
- Every 20 seconds a high school student drops out.*
- Every 32 seconds a child is arrested.
- Every 38 seconds a baby is born to an unmarried mother.
- Every 48 and a half seconds a public school student is corporally punished.*
- Every 2 minutes a child is confirmed as abused or neglected.
- Every 2 minutes a baby is born into poverty.
- Every 2 minutes a baby is born without health insurance.
- Every 2 minutes a baby is born to a teen mother.
- Every 3 minutes a baby is born at low birthweight.
- Every 5 minutes a child is arrested for a drug offense.
- Every 16 and a half minutes a child is arrested for a violent offense.
- Every 28 minutes a baby dies before his or her first birthday.
- Every 58 minutes a child or teen dies from an accident.
- Every 6 hours a child or teen is killed by a firearm.
- Every 8 hours a child or teen commits suicide.
- Every 17 hours a child is killed by abuse or neglect.
- Every one and a half days a woman dies from complications of childbirth or pregnancy.
* 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.