Each day in the lives of American children…

children's report
The following statistics come from the new report “The State of America’s Children 2014.” The report paints a disturbing picture about the way a big percentage of American children are forced to live today, 50 years after President Lyndon B. Johnson began the nation’s “War on Poverty.”

 

Each day in America for all children

2 mothers die in childbirth.

4 children are killed by abuse or neglect.

5 children or teens commit suicide.

7 children or teens are killed by guns.

24 children or teens die from accidents.

66 babies die before their first birthdays.

187 children are arrested for violent crimes.

408 children are arrested for drug crimes.

838 public school students receive corporal punishment.*

847 babies are born to teen mothers.

865 babies are born at low birth weight.

1,241 babies are born without health insurance.

1,392 babies are born into extreme poverty.

1,837 children are confirmed as abused or neglected.

2,723 babies are born into poverty.

2,857 high school students drop out.*

4,028 children are arrested.

4,408 babies are born to unmarried mothers.

16,244 public school students are suspended.*

*Based on 180 school days a year.

 

 

Each day in America for white children

1 mother dies in childbirth.

1 child is killed by abuse or neglect.

2 children or teens are killed by guns.

4 children or teens commit suicide.

15 children or teens die from accidents.

30 babies die before their first birthdays.

88 children are arrested for violent crimes.

303 children are arrested for drug crimes.

331 babies are born to teen mothers.

345 babies are born into extreme poverty.

404 public school students are corporally punished.*

407 babies are born at low birth weight.

633 babies are born without health insurance.

737 babies are born into poverty.

805 children are confirmed as abused or neglected.

1,066 high school students drop out.*

1,718 babies are born to unmarried mothers.

2,645 children are arrested.

5,233 public school students are suspended.*

*Based on 180 school days a year.

 

 

Each day in America for Hispanic children*

1 child is killed by abuse or neglect.

1 child or teen commits suicide.

1 child or teen is killed by guns.

4 children or teens die from accidents.

13 babies die before their first birthdays.

56 public school students are corporally punished.**

173 babies are born at low birth weight.

285 babies are born to teen mothers.

399 children are confirmed as abused or neglected.

408 babies are born without health insurance.

595 babies are born into extreme poverty.

834 high school students drop out.**

1,153 babies are born into poverty.

1,330 babies are born to unmarried mothers.

3,453 public school students are suspended.**

*Some of the indicators for Each Day in America are not available for Hispanic children.

**Based on 180 school days a year.

 

 

Each day in America for black children

1 mother dies in childbirth.

1 child is killed by abuse or neglect.

1 child or teen commits suicide.

3 children or teens are killed by guns.

4 children or teens die from accidents.

19 babies die before their first birthdays.

95 children are arrested for violent crimes.

95 children are arrested for drug crimes.

104 babies are born without health insurance.

199 babies are born to teen mothers.

211 babies are born at low birth weight.

310 babies are born into extreme poverty.

336 public school students are corporally punished.*

384 children are confirmed as abused or neglected.

597 babies are born into poverty.

763 high school students drop out.*

1,153 babies are born to unmarried mothers.

1,274 children are arrested.

6,191 public school students are suspended.*

*Based on 180 school days a year.

 

 

Each Day in America for Asian and Pacific Islander children (combined)*

1 public school student is corporally punished.**

2 children are arrested for violent crimes.

2 babies die before their first birthdays.

5 children are arrested for drug crimes.

15 babies are born to teen mothers.

19 children are confirmed as abused or neglected.

38 babies are born into extreme poverty.

49 babies are born without health insurance.

55 children are arrested.

61 babies are born at low birth weight.

66 babies are born into poverty.

81 high school students drop out.**

128 babies are born to unmarried mothers.

189 public school students are suspended.**

*Some of the indicators for Each Day in America are not available for Asian/Pacific Islander children.

 

**Based on 180 school days a year

Valerie Strauss covers education and runs The Answer Sheet blog.
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