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Crime rates are influenced by various factors, and understanding these factors is essential for developing effective strategies to combat crime. The East Midlands Policing Academic Collaboration (EMPAC) is at the forefront of studying crime trends and investigating the underlying causes in different areas. To facilitate their research, EMPAC has turned to crime-statistics.co.uk, a comprehensive online resource that provides valuable insights into crime statistics. In this article, we delve into the partnership between EMPAC and crime-statistics.co.uk, focusing on how they are using this platform to explore the factors that influence crime rates in comparable areas of low and high deprivation.