Moments in America for Hispanic Children

December 2017

Every 9 seconds a public school student is suspended.*
Every 30 seconds a high school student drops out.*
Every minute and 4 seconds a baby is born to an unmarried mother.
Every 10 minutes a public school student is corporally punished.*
n/a a child is arrested.
Every 4 minutes a child is abused or neglected.
Every 3 minutes a baby is born into poverty.
Every 5 minutes a baby is born without health insurance.
Every 6 minutes a baby is born into extreme poverty.
Every 8 minutesa baby is born at low birthweight.
Every 7 minutes a baby is born to a teen mother.
n/a a child is arrested for a drug offense.
n/a a child is arrested for a violent offense.
Every 2 hours a baby dies before his or her first birthday.
Every 8 hours a child or teen is injured or killed with a gun.
Every 12 hours and 45 minutes a child or teen is injured with a gun.
Every 6 hours a child or teen dies from an accident.
Every 20 hours and 25 minutes a child or teen is killed with a gun.
Every day and 1 hours a child or teen commits suicide.
Every 2 days a child is killed by abuse or neglect.
Every 3 days 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.