Each Day in America

16,244 public school students are suspended.*

4,399 babies are born to unmarried mothers.

3,617 children are arrested.

2,857 high school students drop out.*

2,570 babies are born into poverty.

1,836 children are confirmed as abused or neglected.

1,532 babies are born without health insurance.

1,285 babies are born into extreme poverty.

870 babies are born at low birthweight.

838 public school students are corporally punished.*

761 babies are born to teen mothers.

384 children are arrested for drug crimes.

167 children are arrested for violent crimes.

65 babies die before their first birthdays.

48 children or teens are injured or killed with a gun.

21 children or teens die from accidents.

7 children or teens are killed by guns.

6 children or teens commit suicide.

4 children are killed by abuse or neglect.

2 mothers die from complications of childbirth.

Learn more about what each day brings for

American Indian and Alaska Native Children

Asian and Pacific Islander Children

Black Children

Hispanic Children

White Children

*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 Moments in America for Children page.