In the early 1990s, several crime victim service providers throughout Minnesota began meeting informally for the purpose of providing support and sharing knowledge and resources with each other. This group of dedicated individuals identified the need to become more organized in their efforts. Out of this need, the Minnesota General Crime Victim Coalition was incorporated in 1993.
Throughout the years, dedicated coalition members and volunteers of MGCVC sought to advance services for victims of general crime. General crime in Minnesota includes 39 specific crimes such as identity theft, kidnapping, child abuse, stalking, domestic and sexual abuse, gang crimes, arson, hate/bias crimes, elder abuse, drunken driving crashes and homicide.