Female Gang Members
Females have traditionally been involved in gangs through boyfriends and friends who are gang members. They have not been allowed to be members, but have been used to carry and conceal weapons, drugs, etc., and act as drivers and lookouts. They are often ordered to provide alibis for male gang members, as well as provide sexual companionship or demand. More recently, increasing numbers of females have formed their own gangs, not affiliated with male gangs. Some are extremely violent.