Sussex was ranked as the safest place to live in the country, according to some new analysis.

A report from the health and wellbeing brand Saga Exceptional looked into the 43 regions across England and Wales to the test to find out which areas offer the best experience for over-50s.

Each region was scored on criteria that have been shown to be important to the over-50s, and given a percentage based on how they ranked across various categories. One of them is how safe each region is.

The Argus: Sussex did not rank too highly overall in the listSussex did not rank too highly overall in the list (Image: Canva)

Sussex ranked the safest place for over-50s

In terms of safety Saga Exceptional analysed burglaries per household for that category.

They said: "Not surprisingly, more rural locations top our list of those with lower burglary rates, compared to the national average of 6.4 burglaries per 1,000 households."

Sussex was considered the best with a rate of 0.35 burglaries per 1,000 households.

They added: "If you’re worried about the security of your home, then Sussex is a great place to start your relocation journey, as your dwelling is more than ten times less likely to be burgled than the UK average."

Despite coming on top in this aspect, Sussex as a whole came 33rd in the list of 48 counties with an overall suitability for over-50s of 60.8%.

Sussex's average detached house price was £751,079, with there being 1.13 square miles per pub, and an average age of 45.6 years.

Devon & Cornwall ranked first overall, with a suitability of 79.8% with Merseyside (73.5%) and North Wales (70.3%) coming second and third respectively.