Each Day in America for White Children
1 mother dies from complications of childbirth.
1 child is killed by abuse or neglect.
3 children or teens are killed by guns
4 children or teens commit suicide.
12 children or teens die from accidents.
29 babies die before their first birthdays.
77 children are arrested for violent crimes.
274 babies are born to teen mothers.
283 children are arrested for drug crimes.
290 babies are born into extreme poverty.
409 babies are born at low birthweight.
487 public school students are corporally punished.*
652 babies are born into poverty.
710 babies are born without health insurance.
818 children are confirmed as abused or neglected.
1,066 high school students drop out.*
1,719 babies are born to unmarried mothers.
2,334 children are arrested.
4,668 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.