Moments in America for American Indian and Alaska Native Children

December 2017

Every 3 minutes a public school student is suspended.*
Every 6 minutes a high school student drops out.*
Every 18 minutes a baby is born to an unmarried mother.
Every 37 minutes a public school student is corporally punished.*
Every 37 minutes a child is arrested.
Every hour and 3 minutes a child is abused or neglected.
Every hour and 6 minutes a baby is born into poverty.
Every 48 minutes a baby is born without health insurance.
Every hour and 45 minutes a baby is born into extreme poverty.
n/aa baby is born at low birthweight.
Every hour and 44 minutes a baby is born to a teen mother.
Every 5 hours and 26 minutes a child is arrested for a drug offense.
Every 15 hours and 35 minutes a child is arrested for a violent offense.
Every day a baby dies before his or her first birthday.
n/a a child or teen is injured or killed with a gun.
n/a a child or teen is injured with a gun.
Every two-and-a-half days a child or teen dies from an accident.
Every week a child or teen is killed with a gun.
Every 2 hours a child or teen commits suicide.
Every 3 weeks a child is killed by abuse or neglect.
n/a a mother dies from complications of childbirth or pregnancy.

*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 Each Day in America page.