1 mother dies from complications of childbirth.
1 child is killed by abuse or neglect.
3 children or teens are killed by guns
5 children or teens commit suicide.
7 children or teens are injured with a gun.
10 children or teens are injured or killed with a gun.
12 children or teens die from accidents.
28 babies die before their first birthdays.
77 children are arrested for violent crimes.
213 babies are born to teen mothers.
231 children are arrested for drug crimes.
293 babies are born into extreme poverty.
295 public school students are corporally punished.*
404 babies are born at low birthweight.
600 babies are born into poverty.
732 babies are born without health insurance.
738 children are confirmed as abused or neglected.
1,066 high school students drop out.*
1,702 babies are born to unmarried mothers.
1,760 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 2017 for citations.
Learn more stats about the state of children in America on our Moments in America for Children page.