Slovenia is very safe. What crime there is mainly involves theft, so take usual precautions with purses/wallets in busy places like bus and train stations, and don’t leave valuables unattended in a hut while hiking or on the beach. Also secure any bikes with good locks.
If climbing in the Julian Alps we highly recommend hiring a local guide
, who will know the trails and conditions on difficult points such as Mt Triglav's rocky, knife-edge ridge in that climb's final hour. They'll also prove invaluable in helping to arrange sleeping space in mountain huts. Qualified mountain guides are available through the Alpine Association of Slovenia
Drink-driving laws are strictly enforced - the permitted blood-alcohol level for motorists is 0.05%.
If you do need to call the police (policija) dial 113.
Drivers should be aware that vehicles must be fitted with winter equipment – such as winter tyres or snow chains - from 15 November to 15 March.