The Bloodettes and the Cripettes are sister gangs of the Bloods and the Crips, feared nationwide. As of 2015 there are no notorious female-only gangs operating in the United States, but female offshoots of notorious predominantly male gangs are becoming more prominent.
The Bloodettes, while not independent from their brother Bloods, are female led. Bloodettes and Cripettes are all female members, as a result of women's growing involvement in gang conflict. These gangs deal primarily in the domestic drug and illegal arms trades.
While women have a limited role in gang activity in the United States, Enedina Arellano Felix is purportedly the leader of the Tijuana Cartel. This group controls the majority of illicit goods at the border between the United States and Mexico.