Moments in America for White Children
- Every 5 seconds a public school student is suspended.*
- Every 24 seconds a high school student drops out.*
- Every 33 seconds a child is arrested.
- Every 50 seconds a baby is born to an unmarried mother.
- Every minute a public school student is corporally punished.*
- Every 2 minutes a baby is born into poverty.
- Every 2 minutes a child is abused or neglected.
- Every 2-and-a-half minutes a baby is born without health coverage.
- Every 3-and-a-half minutes a baby is born at low birthweight.
- Every 4 minutes a baby is born into extreme poverty.
- Every 4-and-a-half minutes a baby is born to a teen mother.
- Every 5 minutes a child is arrested for a drug offense.
- Every 16 minutes a child is arrested for a violent offense.
- Every 48 minutes a baby dies before his or her first birthday.
- Every 2 hours a child dies in an accident.
- Every 7 hours a child or teen commits suicide.
- Every 10 hours a child or teen is killed by guns.
- Every 18 hours a child is killed by abuse or neglect.
- Every 22 hours a mother dies from complications of childbirth or pregnancy.
*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.