Moments in America for White Children

September 2015

Every 5 seconds a public school student is suspended.*
Every 24 seconds a high school student drops out.*
Every 33 seconds a child is arrested.
Every 50 seconds a baby is born to an unmarried mother.
Every minute a public school student is corporally punished.*
Every 2 minutes a baby is born into poverty.
Every 2 minutes a child is abused or neglected.
Every 2 minutes a baby is born without health coverage.
Every 3-and-a-half minutes a baby is born at low birthweight.
Every 4 minutes a baby is born into extreme poverty.
Every 4-and-a-half minutes a baby is born to a teen mother.
Every 5 minutes a child is arrested for a drug offense.
Every 16 minutes a child is arrested for a violent offense.
Every 48 minutes a baby dies before his or her first birthday.
Every 2 hours a child dies in an accident.
Every 7 hours a child or teen commits suicide.
Every 10 hours a child or teen is killed by guns.
Every 18 hours a child is killed by abuse or neglect.
Every 22 hours 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 2014 for citations.

Learn more stats about the state of children in America on our Each Day in America page.