Moments in America for White Children

December 2017

Every 5 seconds a public school student is suspended.*
Every 24 seconds a high school student drops out.*
Every 51 seconds a baby is born to an unmarried mother.
Every minute a public school student is corporally punished.*
Every 49 seconds a child is arrested.
Every 2 minutes a child is abused or neglected.
Every 2 minutes a baby is born into poverty.
Every 2 minutes a baby is born without health insurance.
Every 5 minutes a baby is born into extreme poverty.
Every 4 minutesa baby is born at low birthweight.
Every 7 minutes a baby is born to a teen mother.
Every 6 minutes a child is arrested for a drug offense.
Every 19 minutes a child is arrested for a violent offense.
Every 51 minutes a baby dies before his or her first birthday.
Every 2 hours and 26 minutes a child or teen is injured or killed with a gun.
Every 3 hours and 31 minutes a child or teen is injured with a gun.
Every 2 hours a child or teen dies from an accident.
Every 8 hours a child or teen is killed with a gun.
Every 5 hours and 9 minutes a child or teen commits suicide.
Every 17 hours and 13 minutes a child is killed by abuse or neglect.
Every 21 hours and 41 minutes 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.