A multiple-slip dislocation-density-based crystalline formulation, specialized finite-element formulations, and Voronoi tessellations adapted to martensitic orientations were used to investigate dislocation-density activities and crack tip blunting in high strength martensitic steels. The formulation is based on accounting for variant morphologies and orientations, retained austenite, and initial dislocations densities that are uniquely inherent to martensitic microstructures. The effects of variant distributions and arrangements are investigated for different crack and void interaction distributions and arrangements. The analysis indicates that for certain orientations related to specific variant block arrangements, which correspond to random low angle orientations, cracks can be blunted by dislocation-density activities along transgranular planes. For other variant block arrangements, which correspond to random high angle orientations, sharp crack growth can occur due to dislocation activities along intergranular planes.