Street violence is rare and there's no particular problem with pickpocketing, but you should employ common sense regardless.
During the 1990s war over a million landmines were laid in eastern Slavonia around Osijek, and in the hinterlands north of Zadar. Although the government has invested heavily in de-mining operations, it’s a slow process. The mined areas are generally well signposted with skull-and-crossbones symbols and yellow tape. Don’t go wandering off on your own in sensitive regions before checking with a local. Never go poking around an obviously abandoned or ruined house.
Most toilets are of the standard sit-down variety, although you'll sometimes come across squat toilets in some of the older ferries and public conveniences.
Public toilets aren't all that common and most charge a small fee.
If you're caught short, head to a cafe-bar – but it's polite to at least...
Make sure you take out a comprehensive travel-insurance policy that covers you for medical expenses. When choosing a policy, check whether the insurance company will make payments directly to providers or reimburse you later for overseas health expenditures.