Quick Facts

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      49

      States with anti-bullying laws

      South Dakota was the 49th state to implement.  Find more on cyber-bullying, prevention techniques, who’s at risk, and how to get help at www.stopbullying.gov.

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      9%

      Decrease in teen birth rate

      CDC report says teen birth rates in 2010 were the lowest in 70 years for all ages and ethnic groups.

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      55%

      People released from prison or jail who are parents

      With half a million people released from prisons and 7 million from jails each year, HUD is encouraging multifamily housing owners to develop policies and procedures that allow those formerly incarcerated to rejoin their families in HUD-assisted housing while maintaining safety for residents.

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      20%

      Young fathers incarcerated by age 25

      Compared to only 6% of young men without children from the National Center for Family and Marriage Research.

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      3,300

      Female veterans who were homeless in 2010

      This has doubled since 2006 according to estimates in a recent GAO report.  Many of the women live with their minor children.

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      23.8%

      Children living with one parent in 2009

      Learn about health and safety outcomes of children, with state rankings and family stories, in 2011 Kids Count Data Book, published by the Annie E.