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Moments in America for All Children

  • Every second a public school student is suspended.*

  • Every 11 seconds a high school student drops out.*

  • Every 19 seconds a child is arrested.

  • Every 19 seconds a baby is born to an unmarried mother.

  • Every 20 seconds a public school student is corporally punished.*

  • Every 32 seconds a baby is born into poverty.

  • Every 41 seconds a child is confirmed as abused or neglected.

  • Every 42 seconds a baby is born without health insurance.

  • Every minute a baby is born to a teen mother.

  • Every minute a baby is born at low birth weight.

  • Every 4 minutes a child is arrested for a drug offense.

  • Every 7 minutes a child is arrested for a violent crime.

  • Every 18 minutes a baby dies before his or her first birthday.

  • Every 45 minutes a child or teen dies from an accident.

  • Every 3 hours a child or teen is killed by a firearm.

  • Every 5 hours a child or teen commits suicide.

  • Every 6 hours a child is killed by abuse or neglect.

  • Every 15 hours a mother dies from complications of childbirth or pregnancy.


* Based on calculations per school day (180 days of seven hours each)
SOURCE: State of America’s Children / Children’s Defense Fund

 



 

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