*One Day in the Life of American Children*
9 children are murdered.
30 children are wounded by guns.
3 children die from child abuse.
27 die from poverty.
2,350 children are in adult jails.
307 children are arrested for crimes of violence.
5,703 teenagers are victims of violent crime.
2,255 teenagers drop out of school.
2,868 babies are born into poverty.
Did You Know...
Twice as many American children under 10 were killed by firearms in 1991 as American soldiers were killed in the Persian Gulf and Somalia combined.
An American child is 15 times as likely to be killed by gunfire as a child growing up in Northern Ireland.
Homicide is now the third leading cause of death among children 5 to 14 years old.
More young black males are killed by guns each year than from all the lynchings throughout American History.
The average hospital cost for treating a child injured by a gun is $14,434.