Each Day in America

2 mothers die from complications of childbirth.

4 children are killed by abuse or neglect.

7 children or teens commit suicide.

8 children or teens are killed by guns

22 children or teens die from accidents.

37 children or teens are injured with a gun.

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

64 babies die before their first birthdays.

167 children are arrested for violent crimes.

311 children are arrested for drug crimes.

566 babies are born to teen mothers.

589 public school students are corporally punished.*

879 babies are born at low birthweight.

912 babies are born into extreme poverty.

1,414 babies are born without health insurance.

1,759 babies are born into poverty.

1,854 children are confirmed as abused or neglected.

2,805 children are arrested.

2,857 high school students drop out.*

4,388 babies are born to unmarried mothers.

12,816 public school students are suspended.*

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 2017 for citations.

Learn more stats about the state of children in America on our Moments in America for Children page.