Moments in America for Asian and Pacific Islander Children
- Every 2 minutes a public school student is suspended.*
- Every 5 minutes a high school student drops out.*
- Every 11 minutes a baby is born to an unmarried mother.
- Every 20 minutes a baby is born into poverty.
- Every 23 minutes a baby is born at low birthweight.
- Every 26 minutes a child is arrested.
- Every 15-and-a-half minutes a baby is born without health coverage.
- Every hour and 15 minutes a baby is born into extreme poverty.
- Every 77 minutes a child is abused or neglected.
- Every 1-and-a-half hours a baby is born to a teen mother.
- Every 4-and-a-half hours a child is arrested for a drug offense.
- Every 5 hours a public school student is corporally punished.*
- Every 10 hours a baby dies before his or her first birthday.
- Every 12 hours a child is arrested for a violent offense.
- Every 2 days a child dies in an accident.
- Every 7 days a child or teen commits suicide.
- Every 14 days a child or teen is killed by guns.
- Every 24 days a child is killed by abuse or neglect.
*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 Each Day in America page.