In 2017, a child died every 10 minutes in Highland Park, Minnesota.
The statistics are from the American Association of Pediatrics and include deaths from preventable causes.
A study published last year found that Highland Park was the seventh most dangerous place in the country for children younger than 6 years old, with more than 2,200 child deaths per year.
It also found that children are dying from preventables at nearly four times the rate of adults.
Highland Park has an average age of 7.7 years, according to the most recent CDC data, and about half of the city’s children under the age of 6 are living in foster care.
In Highland Park’s foster care, a mother can have as many as 10 children, with the mother being charged with child endangerment, which carries a maximum penalty of two years in prison.
Children in Highland Parks foster care can also be placed in homes with parents who are mentally or physically disabled.
“It’s very concerning,” said Amy Kline, the executive director of the nonprofit Highland Park Kids Coalition.
“When you are dealing with the issues of children, it’s very difficult to see it happen.
We have to work with our community and community leaders to work together to do things like prevent these deaths.”
A report published in 2017 found that child deaths in Highland parks were at least twice as high as the national average.
In Minnesota, about 1,600 children died in foster homes in 2016, according the National Center for Children and Families.
In 2017, Highland Park is considered the most dangerous city for children in Minnesota.
About 4,300 children were living in Foster Care facilities at the time, the CDC said.
In 2016, there were 3,716 child deaths from foster care in Highland and Lake counties.