Each Day in America for Black Children

September 2016

Less than one mother dies from complications of childbirth.

Less than one child is killed by abuse or neglect.

3 children or teens are killed by guns

4 children or teens die from accidents.

19 babies die before their first birthdays.

86 children are arrested for violent crimes.

90 children are arrested for drug crimes.

153 babies are born to teen mothers.

173 babies are born without health insurance.

212 babies are born at low birthweight.

318 public school students are corporally punished.*

367 babies are born into extreme poverty.

399 children are confirmed as abused or neglected.

625 babies are born into poverty.

763 high school students drop out.*

1,144 babies are born to unmarried mothers.

1,174 children are arrested.

4,529 public school students are suspended.*

*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.