11. Because I always have them rattling around in my brain:

  • Only 3% of foster kids will ever obtain a college degree at any point in their life
  • After reaching the age of 18, 20% of the children who were in foster care will become instantly homeless. (That’s roughly 4,000 kids a year)
  • Only 50% of foster youth will have gainful employment by age 23
  • 7 out of 10 girls who age out of the foster care system will become pregnant before the age of 21
  • 40% of men in prison were foster kids at some point in their lives
  • The numbers vary from state to state, but anywhere between 60-85% of sex trafficking victims were previously in the child welfare system.

Some links are mentioned below:

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https://finallyfamilyhomes.org/the-problem/

https://www.childtrends.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Transition-Age-Youth_North-Carolina.pdf

https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/systemwide/statistics/foster-care/

– pizzaismyfood

12. WWII claimed the lives of 3% of the world’s population in 1939.

– kristinewapo

13. 86 percent of British citizens reside within 8 miles of their birthplace.

– ryaneborque

14. Wayne Gretzky and his brother hold the record for most points by a brother pair in NHL history. His brother has four points.

– godofhorizons

15. The risk of a heart attack is about 20% greater on Mondays for adult men, and 15% greater for adult women.

– ETphonehoomee

16. Sharks have existed for longer than the rings of Saturn (450 million years vs. around 100 million).

– kriss0206

17. 2%, 20%. Motorcycles are 2% of all vehicles [USA]. Motorcycles account for 20% of all road fatalities. I don’t ride anymore.

– kawcreek

18. 34 percent of adults and 75 percent of children sleep with a stuffed animal or a blanket, or other sentimental objects as their comfort objects.

– SuevnPan

19. The remains found in Machu Picchu are 80% female.

– debTG8100

20. If you and your spouse have both divorced, and one (or both) of you had more than one divorce, your marriage is 93 percent certain to fail.

– richardebrantly

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