They are some of the most overlooked criminals in our country and among the most dangerous: They're girls in gangs. Their reasons for a life of crime may be different but like their male counterparts, these women crave respect and money. In Compton, California these women rule the streets and their crimes range from transporting drugs to murder. Of the approximately 800-thousand gang bangers in the United States, an estimated seventy thousand are female. In Los Angeles alone, there are some five thousand. There are many reasons why these women turn to gang life. Many come from broken homes and are looking for support. Gangland takes you inside the twisted world of female gang members.