Abuse In Numbers

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Child Abuse in Oklahoma
922,098 children live in Oklahoma:
521,683 are White, non-Hispanic
76,600 are Black
127,371 are Hispanic
16,297 are Asian/Pacific Islander
82,982 are American Indian
121,036 are two or more races

In Oklahoma:
A child is abused or neglected every 1 hour.
A child dies before his or her first birthday every 22 hours.
Oklahoma Ranks:*
29th among states in percent of babies born at low birthweight. Best state is South Dakota; worst state is Mississippi
34th among states in its infant mortality rate.
Best state is New Hampshire; worst is the District of Columbia
49th among states in per pupil expenditures.
The District of Columbia is best; Utah is the worst state
[*1st represents the best state for children and 51st represents the worst state for children in the country]

(Information from Children’s Defense Fund)

Each day in America
2 mothers die in childbirth.
5 children are killed by abuse or neglect.
5 children or teens commit suicide.
8 children or teens are killed by firearms.
32 children or teens die from accidents.
80 babies die before their first birthdays.
186 children are arrested for violent offenses.
368 children are arrested for drug offenses.
949 babies are born at low birthweight.
1,204 babies are born to teen mothers.
1,240 public school students are corporally punished.*
2,058 children are confirmed as abused or neglected.
2,163 babies are born without health insurance.
2,573 babies are born into poverty.
3,312 high school students drop out.*
4,133 children are arrested.
4,717 babies are born to unmarried mothers.
18,493 public school students are suspended.
*Based on calculations per school day (180 days of seven hours each).
(Information from Children’s Defense Fund)

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