Green’s Dictionary of Slang

claim v.

1. [late 19C; 1990s+] to steal.

2. [late 19C+] (UK Und.) to arrest; thus claimed, under arrest.

3. [1990s+] (US black gang, also claim the ’hood) to claim membership in a gang.

4. [2000s] to choose a victim.

SE in slang uses

In compounds

claiming bread (n.)

[1970s] (US black) the money given by a prostitute, to initiate and cement her relationship with a new pimp.