Each Day in America for American Indian and Alaska Native Children

December 2017

Less than one child is killed by abuse or neglect.

Less than one child or teen is killed with a gun.

Less than one child or teen dies from accidents.

Less than one baby dies before their first birthday.

2 children are arrested for violent crimes.

4 children are arrested for drug crimes.

11 public school students are corporally punished.*

14 babies are born into extreme poverty.

14 babies are born to teen mothers.

22 babies are born into poverty.

23 children are confirmed as abused or neglected.

30 babies are born without health insurance.

39 children are arrested.

67 high school students drop out.*

80 babies are born to unmarried mothers.

167 public school students are suspended.*


*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.