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Infographic: The Importance of Family

The Importance of Family infographic

Here are a few of the statistics on what happens to children from fatherless homes and/or one-parent homes.

90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes (Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of the Census)

85% of all children that exhibit behavioral disorders come from fatherless homes (Source: Center for Disease Control)

85% of all youths sitting in prisons grew up in a fatherless home (Source: Fulton County Georgia jail populations; Texas Department of Corrections)

80% of rapists motivated with displaced anger come from fatherless homes (Source: Criminal Justice & Behavior, Vol. 14, p. 403-26)

75% of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers come from fatherless homes (Source: Rainbows for all God’s Children)

71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes (Source: National Principals Association Report on the State of High Schools)

71 percent of teenage pregnancies are to children of single parents (Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

70% of juveniles in state-operated institutions come from fatherless homes (Source: U.S. Department of Justice)

63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes (Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of the Census)


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