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2 mothers die from complications of childbirth.
4 children are killed by abuse or neglect.
6 children or teens commit suicide.
7 children or teens are killed by guns
21 children or teens die from accidents.
41 children or teens are injured with a gun.
48 children or teens are injured or killed with a gun.
65 babies die before their first birthdays.
167 children are arrested for violent crimes.
384 children are arrested for drug crimes.
690 babies are born to teen mothers.
874 babies are born at low birthweight.
927 public school students are corporally punished.*
1,151 babies are born into extreme poverty.
1,345 babies are born without health insurance.
1,903 children are confirmed as abused or neglected.
2,315 babies are born into poverty.
2,857 high school students drop out.*
3,617 children are arrested.
4,396 babies are born to unmarried mothers.
12,816 public school students are suspended.*
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*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.