Each Day in America for Black Children

December 2017

Less than one mother dies from complications of childbirth.

Less than one child or teen commits suicide.

1 child is killed by abuse or neglect.

3 children or teens are killed by guns

4 children or teens die from accidents.

15 children or teens are injured with a gun.

18 babies die before their first birthdays.

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

72 children are arrested for drug crimes.

86 children are arrested for violent crimes.

136 babies are born to teen mothers.

148 babies are born without health insurance.

215 babies are born at low birthweight.

222 public school students are corporally punished.*

233 babies are born into extreme poverty.

365 children are confirmed as abused or neglected.

370 babies are born into poverty.

763 high school students drop out.*

974 children are arrested.

1,139 babies are born to unmarried mothers.

4,529 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.