Perpetuate (verb): To preserve, to maintain, to continue.
Perpetrate (verb): To commit (such as a crime), to carry out or perform in a tasteless manner.
Although both of these words are verbs, they do not mean the same thing.
Example: Thomas perpetuated his criminal status by perpetrating bank robberies. OR Thomas continued his identity as a criminal by committing bank robberies.
Depraved (adjective): Perverse, lacking morals.
Deprived (adjective): Lacking necessities.
Example: The deprived population of the city turned to depraved actions to meet the costs of living. This means: The population of the city without the proper necessities to live turned to criminal acts to meet the costs of living.